How to Apply

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers graduate studies that lead to the award of the following degrees:

Masters in Engineering (MEng)

The Masters in Engineering (MEng) degree is a one year, course-based professional degree.  MEng students are required to complete 10 graduate courses or 8 graduate courses and a research project [More information].

Admission Requirements

  • Admission Average: North American B- (70%)
  • Applicant should have a Bachelors degree in Engineering, or similar program

 

Masters in Engineering Sciences(MESc)

The Masters in Engineering (MESc) degree is a two year, thesis-based masters degree.  MEng students are required to complete 4 graduate courses and a research thesis [More information].

Admission Requirements

  • Admission Average: North American A- (78%)
  • Applicant should have a Bachelors degree in Engineering, or similar program
  • Acceptance into the MESc degree program is contingent upon successfully finding a faculty advisor. It is the responsibility of the applicant to find a faculty advisor. Eligible applications will remain in a pending status until such time a faculty advisor is secured by the applicant (for a period of one year from the date of application). For information about our faculty members, please visit our Faculty Members page.

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering(PhD)

The Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (PhD) degree is a thesis-based degree.  PhDstudents are required to complete 8 graduate courses  research thesis  [More information].

Admission Requirements

  • Admission Average: North American A- (78%)
  • Applicant should have a Masters degree in Engineering, or similar program
  • Acceptance into the PhD degree program is contingent upon successfully finding a faculty advisor. It is the responsibility of the applicant to find a faculty advisor. Eligible applications will remain in a pending status until such time a faculty advisor is secured by the applicant (for a period of one year from the date of application). For information about our faculty members, please visit our Faculty Members page.

Areas of Research for Graduate Studies

Application Process

All applications must have the following documentation to be considered: 

  • A completed online application form
  • Two letters of recommendation for MEng or MESc; Three letters of recommendation for PhD.
    Requests for Recommendation Letters will automatically be sent to references named in the Application Form
  • Statement of Purpose/Letter of Intent
  • Academic transcript(s): You are required to provide a listing of all post‐secondary schools you have attended. Western makes it possible for you to submit your supporting documents in a digital format. This includes an academic record/transcript from each school you note in your Academic History
  • Recent proof of English language proficiency if applicable (must be official - no photocopies)
  • Graduate application fee of $125.00 (Canadian)- this fee is paid at the time of application 

For more information, please contact the Civil & Environmental Engineering Graduate Office by email

The following are recommended timelines by which to submit your application to allow for processing time for your intended term of admission.

Term Domestic International

Winter (January)

November 30th

August 15th

Summer (May)

March 31st

December 15th

Fall (September)

July 31st

May 15th